Help With Teaching Rhyming

Rhyming - oh where to begin.  For some kids it comes so easy, almost naturally.  For others, it is such a struggle.  Every year I pull out my bag of tricks but there always seem to be 1 or 2 that are still stuck when it comes to rhyming.

This is from one of my absolute favorite rhyming books - Rhyming Dust Bunnies!
Click the picture to find the book on Amazon.
Recently I was browsing through a kindergarten Facebook group I am part of and came across this amazing video by Iva Switzer.  Iva is veteran kindergarten teacher from Southeast Texas.  In her 24 years of teaching, I'm positive she has helped lots of students with teaching methods like this one that she has picked up over the years.

Take a couple minutes to watch this multi-sensory approach to rhyming.


Any time you can use multiple senses, you are opening up multiple pathways to the brain to help the learning stick.  Using Iva's method, students will be using their sense of sight (as they look at a picture or word), their sense of hearing (as they hear the teacher and themselves say the word) and their sense of touch as they use their hands to represent the sounds in the word.

Thank you Iva for sharing this great teaching method for rhyming!

If you have a way you love to teach rhyming, share it in the comments below.


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